This comparison creates the conditions for the neighbours of Port Coquitlam and Port Moody to also negotiate new collective agreements for their unionized employees. These contracts ended on December 31, 2015. About 900 unionized workers in the City of Coquitlam have a new contract. The collective agreement with CUPE Local 386, announced today (Thursday) by the municipality, provides for a 9% wage increase over the next five years: Gary Goff, president of CUPE Local 498, which represents poCo union employees, said his bargaining committee was mediating with the employer last week; He returned to the table on May 31. CupE Local 386 President Ken Landgraff was not immediately available to take a position. On 6th May 88% of trade unionists voted in favour of ratifying the agreement, which applies to both internal and external staff; it also extends to excluded agents and councils. . . .